Interview with author Carly Jane Garner

Book: Stumbling in the Debris

Q1. Please introduce yourself so that the readers will get to know you better

Hey! I’m Candice Janet, ‘Carly Jane Garner’ is my pseudonym. I’m 18, and I grew up in Zimbabwe but I live in Northern Ireland.
I’m currently studying ‘Criminology, Business Studies and Film Studies’ for A-Levels and would love to pursue a career in Law.

Q2. What is the significance of the title “Stumbling in the Debris”?

The title is inspired by the lyrics from the song, ‘Love is a stranger by The Eurythmics’. I felt like the song related to the characters’ love story and it describes their feelings. The word ‘DEBRIS’ is in bold throughout the novel because the characters are stumbling in the debris of each others’ love. It shows a journey of people who miss something they already have.

Q3. What are your favourite part and least favorite part of the publishing journey?

I enjoy the wait for the book to finally appear online, those hours before you see everything come together. It’s an amazing feeling. However, editing is the most difficult part. I find it hard to edit because the more I read the manuscript the more I need to change things and it’s a never ending cycle.

Q4. What are your hobbies apart from reading or writing?

I love trying new recipes and baking.

Q5. Which is your favorite season to write in and why?

Definitely winter, there’s something about writing with your hot chocolate on the side.

Q6. What is your favorite Quote?

‘If people doubt how far you can go, go so far you can’t hear them anymore-Michele Ruiz’

Q7. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a fashion designer.

Q8. Please tell readers something about your book “Stumbling in the Debris”.

It’s partly based on my best friends’ experiences as a Muslim girl. We both came up with the idea during a study period at school, and it turned into a book. The message of the novel is to show society that teenagers have more depth and they are misunderstood.

Q9. Can you share something your readers don’t know about you?

I’m a singer and songwriter too.

Q10. Lastly, who inspires you the most and why?

I love Siobhan Davis and Stephanie Meyer. But I’m mostly inspired by my past experiences and music. Writing is the only way I can express myself.

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Stumbling in the Debris

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